Postal follow-up of care for childhood cancer survivors
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Postal follow-up of care for childhood cancer survivors

Beverly Home Long term follow up sister, Yorkshire Regional Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Day Unit, St James’ University Hospital, Leeds

Improved treatment for childhood cancer means that more children and young adults are surviving the disease. With a growing number of survivors, ways of accommodating them for follow-up healthcare surveillance must be devised. This article describes the use of a nurse-led, postal-questionnaire for this patient group as a method of managing the increasing number of childhood cancer survivors.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 3, 9, 26-28. doi: 10.7748/cnp2004.

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